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Anxiety and young people: How to help

In this webinar, Dunedin-based clinician Scott Turnbull provides an overview of anxiety, including what it is, its impacts, and some of the signs  and symptoms that typically present in young people.

Scott will break down generalised and social anxiety and how each may impact young people's behaviour, thoughts, and physical sensations. 

His presentation will explore common coping strategies people experiencing anxiety use, briefly touch on how social media impacts anxiety and wrap-up with what you can do to help someone experiencing anxiety. 

The presentation is intended for teachers and other school staff. It aims to increase your empathy and understanding for how anxiety impacts young people, and help you feel confident to respond to young people's anxiety in helpful ways.

There will be an opportunity at the end of the presentation to ask questions.

Scott Turnbull, Clinician, Whakaata Tohu Tohu - Mirror Services

Scott is a DAPAANZ registered addiction practitioner and accredited clinical supervisor currently working at Aroha Ki Te Tamariki Trust in the Mirror HQ team.

His team support young people aged 12-25 with substance use and other co-existing problems, while also offering support to their whānau system. He has previously worked as a child and adolescent mental health counsellor and coordinated supported accommodation housing for adults seeking addiction support.

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